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by zims
Wed May 23, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 2018 McCargo-Daisy-Moskey-Chippewa
Replies: 11
Views: 175

Re: May 2018 McCargo-Daisy-Moskey-Chippewa

Thank you for the trip report! Arriving myself next Tues. I am planning on cold nights (hence -20 sleeping bag). I am glad you saw moose, and sounds like you enjoyed your hiking. As for appetite, I think lots of us over pack food, we panic at the last minute thinking what if. I always have food left...
by zims
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 18
Views: 2906

Re: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Name: Zims Email: (at) Hometown: Blanchardville Arrival Date:05/30 Departure Date:06/03 Coming From/Via: Grand Portage Itinerary: Voyager to Windigo feldtman loop to Washington Creek Grand Portage Pizza at Sven and oles Notes/Other: Affirmative.. booked and ready to rock n roll with a minus 20 sleep...
by zims
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/29-6/4/2017 [Feldtmann Loop Clockwise]
Replies: 20
Views: 2351

Re: TR: 5/29-6/4/2017 [Feldtmann Loop Clockwise]

Nice report "wink wink"
saw a moose on shore leaving boat...lol finally. Was way back in the woods, caught it out of the corner of my eye. Like they say, some people live through others adventures, so that said thanks for the card games and photo sharing. Nice to laugh once in a while.
by zims
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Store Supplies at Rock Harbor or Windigo
Replies: 9
Views: 1755

Re: Store Supplies at Rock Harbor or Windigo

Was just there. The store does have an equivalent fuel for a jetboil and they also have minimal backpacking supplies if you happen to forget something they do have a new wind repel water repel really nice Isle Royale jacket that is about $45 t-shirts run about 30 they're just getting in their last s...
by zims
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Trekking Poles
Replies: 10
Views: 1226

Re: Trekking Poles

You know I use them. Some areas they sure come in handy!
by zims
Thu May 25, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip report May 19-22 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1182

Re: Trip report May 19-22 2017

Thanks for the trip report. Heading up memorial day, planning on cold wet weather.
by zims
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Early May Trip Concerns
Replies: 7
Views: 1145

Re: Early May Trip Concerns

miasoccersmile Welcome, Great you are visiting soon. I can assure you it will be cold this year and stream crossings can be a challenge in places, slippery, and sometimes deep. Be wary of cows and calves, they are over protective right now. We always come last week of May into June and I bring nothi...
by zims
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2017 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 24
Views: 4054

Re: 2017 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Name: Zims Email: (at) rainelde@hotmail.com Hometown: Blanchardville Arrival Date: Monday May 29th Windigo Departure Date: Sunday June 4th Coming From/Via: Grand Portage Voyager II Itinerary: Infamous Feldtman Loop WIth a Dear friend first timer...Hiking Virgin Notes/Other: We have book our passage!...
by zims
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: Sept. 2016 [Hiking][McCargoe-Todd-Chickenbone-Richie-Moskey-Chippewa]
Replies: 10
Views: 1675

Re: TR: Sept. 2016 [Hiking][McCargoe-Todd-Chickenbone-Richie-Moskey-Chippewa]

I just read your trip report. Thanks for sharing! You have given me a few ideas!!
by zims
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Cooking in shelters
Replies: 10
Views: 2935

Re: Cooking in shelters

I have always used my jetboil in shelters. Never had a problem., Even offered a ranger a cup of coffee on a cold day in daisy farm once.
by zims
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Making water safe to drink
Replies: 5
Views: 2746

Re: Making water safe to drink

Planning a trip to the island in 2018. Can you use tablets to make the water safe to drink? If so, which ones? What is in the water that you have to worry about? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk You do need to use a filter system while on the island. We use the http://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=OIP.M1...
by zims
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:25 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Jetboil Fuel Can at Windigo
Replies: 5
Views: 2336

Re: Jetboil Fuel Can at Windigo

I doubt any one will ever use that canister :?: (I would think the GAZ canisters would more likely be used by boaters); unfortunate, the LNT principles abandoned in two instances, out the door after less than ten miles from the orientation lecture. :( The LNT principle is designed to protect the re...
by zims
Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rock Harbor - 3 Mile - Daisy - Lane Cove - Rock Harbor : August 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1603

Re: Rock Harbor - 3 Mile - Daisy - Lane Cove - Rock Harbor : August 2016

Thanks for the great feedback! I'm glad I am not the only one feeling the IR Squeeze! I wonder if the increased traffic is a sign of the new norm. Perhaps with all the good press it's getting to be a popular destination. We did run into a nice couple from Seattle so the word is certainly getting ou...
by zims
Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: Sept. 2016 [Hiking][McCargoe-Todd-Chickenbone-Richie-Moskey-Chippewa]
Replies: 10
Views: 1675

Re: TR: Sept. 2016 [Hiking][McCargoe-Todd-Chickenbone-Richie-Moskey-Chippewa]

Thanks for the trip report. We have never incorporated todd harbor or moskey into our itinerary for McCargo to Chippewa. I thank you for your advice!!
by zims
Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Seaplane
Replies: 7
Views: 2313

Re: Seaplane

Please excuse me if this has been a topic recently. I am contemplating taking the seaplane to Windigo for the first time. Let me tell you why. I will be hiking solo for the first time on the island and am thinking because of the long drive I may be better off to skip the boat ride and try the plane...